The REAL ID Act: Furthering Gender Bias in U.S. Asylum Law

Fletcher, Aubra
May 2006
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2006, Vol. 21, p111
Academic Journal
The article examines the specific and disproportionate effects of changes in U.S. asylum law on individuals fleeing gender-related persecution. It discusses the legal strategies for minimizing the negative consequences of the REAL ID Act of 2005 through both strategic representation of asylum seekers and broader advocacy efforts. It also tackles the institutional obstacles faced by asylum seekers fleeing gender-related harm.


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